"Should the Seahawks have allowed the
49ers to score a touchdown as soon as
they got into field goal range? That would
have meant the Seahawks would need a
touchdown, not just a field goal, to come
back and win. But it also would have
given the Seahawks a lot more time to
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said that
question occurred to him at the time, and
he briefly discussed it with his assistants.
But Carroll said it was his gut feeling that
he doesn't believe in allowing opposing
teams to score.
"There's a lot of gut in that decision,"
Carroll said on 710 ESPN. "We had the
talk, and it's just not in our mentality to
let anybody have anything."
Still, Carroll said he's going to look into
whether it might have been beneficial for
the Seahawks to let the 49ers score.
"I'm going to do a little research this
week and see if anyone has ever done
that and won," Carroll said."
[ Edited by robniner on Dec 9, 2013 at 6:32 PM ]